Litter Abatement Program To See Big Changes

Big changes are coming to Smith County's Litter Abatement Program.

That's what Lindale Constable Dennis Taylor says, after taking over the program this week from Noonday Constable Frank Creath.

Taylor says Litter Abatement Officer Danny Brasher will not be dealing with trash burning issues. But rather, Brasher will focus on litter, illegal dumping, and trucks that allow their trash to fall out into the streets. Taylor says Brasher will help all the constables, not just his office.

"He's going to be working for every constable at least one time a week and say, 'where's your trash problem, what do we need to do?'" Taylor said today. "It's going to be countywide, but he's going to be working out of our office in Lindale. Like I say, things are going to change from when I was in Precinct 2. They're going to change a lot."

It will be at least a week before Brasher can go to work in his new precinct. He's recovering at home after undergoing surgery to remove blockage in his heart.

Julie Tam, reporting.